Here's a quick update for our readers in the US Federal sector. Those readers likely already know that the US Office of Management and Budget has mandated that all US Federal Agencies that use or acquire Windows XP and Vista must adopt the Federal
Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) by February 1, 2008 (OMB Memorandum M-0-7-11 of March 22, 2007, on Implementation of Commonly Accepted Security Configurations for Windows Operating Systems, available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/memoranda/fy2007/m07-11.pdf).
Oracle has published the following document in the Oracle Software Security Assurance Resource Library to address these requirements:
You may already also have heard that we've already certified Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i with the US Federal Desktop Core Configuration
for Windows XP and Vista desktop clients. All E-Business Suite Release 11i products are certified for use with the US Federal Desktop Core Configuration.
Since our original certification announcement, we've found that the latest FDCC images -- a.k.a. FDCC 1.1 -- have been updated and now are compatible with the native Sun JRE plug-in for Windows XP desktop clients. This adds one more certified Apps 11i
configuration for FDCC clients.